Brittany is known for its crêpes, cider and delicious seafood. Your kids will love the sweet crêpes filled with decadent nutella and banana, while the savoury version (galettes) make a great, inexpensive light lunch or supper.
Brittany’s miles of beautiful coastline makes seafood a real highlight here- from oysters to moules frites, you’ll never be far from a taste of the ocean. Decades of tourism mean most restaurants are welcoming to children, if you avoid the fanciest establishments.
BabyBreaks has researched the best family friendly restaurants in Brittany so you can plan your mealtimes with ease.
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1. La Ferme de Sarah, Sauzon
The fabulous location of La Ferme de Sarah (Sarah’s Farm) on Belle Ile is a big hit with families. You will dine here overlooking the golf course, down towards the sea. The outside dining space has plenty of room for prams and high chairs, and the atmosphere is relaxed and rustic. Chill out with a glass of local wine as you peruse the menu of homemade dishes, from fresh salads to hearty pies.
Phone: +33 2 97 29 12 21
2. Le Cambusier, Saint Malo
This acclaimed restaurant in upmarket Saint Malo serves traditional French cuisine with an innovative twist. The kids menu is also highly rated by families. They can choose indeed from fish or meat of the day with mashed potato, followed by chocolate cake or ice cream. Winner! Parents can also enjoy a good selection of organic wines, many of which are served by the glass. Book ahead is however advised.
Phone: +33 2 99 20 18 42
3. Les Huitres Cochennec, Carnac
Rated as the number one restaurant in Carnac on Trip Advisor, this laid back fish restaurant boasts a beautiful location on the estuary, with lots of outdoor seating. This restaurant is specialised in oysters, which you can see being picked from the seabed right in front of you.
If the kids aren’t keen on trying oysters there are also prawns, mussels and other shellfish to enjoy. All served with fresh bread and a cool drink of course. Furthermore, you can even buy shellfish to take home with you – a great option if you’re staying in a nearby villa.
Phone: +33 6 19 78 67 89
4. Breizh Cafe, Saint Malo
On one hand, this stylish restaurant puts a unique spin on the classic Breton crêpe, by infusing Japanese flavours into every dish. On the other hand, the sleek decor reflects Japan too, with low seating, monochrome colours and clean lines. Choose from dishes like a white chocolate and matcha mousse filled crêpe with strawberries, or mini appetiser crêpes wrapped like sushi rolls. Each dish uses the finest local produce, and there is a choice of over 60 local ciders to accompany your meal too. There are also branches of the Breizh Cafe in Cancale, Paris and Tokyo – a testament to its success.
Phone: +33 2 99 56 96 08
5. Virgin Breizh Diner, Vannes
If you really can’t persuade the kids to eat seafood, this 60’s American themed diner is a fun alternative, where you can tuck into burgers, hotdogs, fries and milkshakes. Your children will also love the soft play area – unusual for French restaurants. And let’s not forget the really friendly atmosphere. Breizh Diner is a great choice if you have toddlers who may not want to sit still! No wonder why it is featured in our family friendly restaurants in Brittany.
Phone: +33 2 97 47 21 94
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